ARQ released their first album AUGUST in October 2014.
Blow the Fuse Records BTF1411CD
Distribution: Proper Notes
Supported by the Jazz Services Recording Subsidy Scheme.
||Half A World Away|
||Fixing a Hole|
||Vejer de la Frontera|
||Elegy for Art|
“August could hardly represent a sharper reminder to the British jazz world of the breadth and depth of Alison Rayner’s often unsung talents. It’s taken a while for Alison Rayner the composer to step all the way out of the shadows. But on the strength of this fine album, she might have to get used to the spotlight”.John Fordham May 2014
“The group’s tight and assured playing are superbly suited to play Rayner’s compositions, her thoughtful and melodic soloing being a particular highlight. The debut album couldn’t be stronger”LondonJazzNews October 2014
“Deliciously upbeat, groovy and thoughtful jazz…the recent album August shows her to be a superb composer to boot… a perfect showcase of Rayner’s diverse talents”JazzUK October 2014